Responsible Conduct of Research
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Kevin Mullane, PhD

Senior Director, Corporate Liaison and Ventures

Your scientific credibility and career is dependent on publishing in top-tier journals but this pressure can result in what the National Academies of Science calls “detrimental research practice.” While these research practices are not considered outright fraud, they affect 75 percent of scientists and account for 68 percent of article retractions. Detrimental research practices are so commonplace that the National Academies of Science deemed them more damaging to a research enterprise than overt fraud. Postdoctoral scientists are particularly vulnerable but few trainees are taught how to protect their research efforts.

Increasing the awareness around these practices prepares researchers with skills to avoid falling into these habits. In this session, Kevin Mullane will explain what detrimental research practices are and their impact on experimental design and implementation.

Join your colleagues and earn credit toward your NIH Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training.

Use this template to describe Gladstone’s RCR program for your grant applications.


March 29, 2022
4:00-5:30pm PDT

Responsible Conduct of Research provides Gladstone’s scientific community opportunities to openly discuss ethical issues in scientific research and complete the requirements of the NIH policy. Courses are held every 2 months and cover a variety of topics on scientific ethics.

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